Hand harvested by thousands of local families in the rich swamplands of the Amazon, wild Açaí agroforestry is a lifeline that creates economic and environmental benefit. The northern state of Pará alone contains over 6.1 million acres of vast, wild growing Açaí trees. We can literally feed the world, provide incomes for thousands of Brazilians and keep massive areas of the Amazonian rainforest standing through this sustainable business model.
Tree-orientated agroforestry is a means to keep vast amounts of coconut trees standing, along with the surrounding ecosystem. We source from the ‘land of coconuts’, where a ‘coconut religion’ even resides. The ‘tree of life’ provides everything from building materials to food to hydration.
Amazonia founder Dwayne Martens worked with locals in Vietnam to cultivate a semi-arid plot of land into a certified organic Pitaya plantation. In other regions, Pitaya farming has led to deforestation. However, Amazonia is once again pioneering new industry for a sustainable future.